Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa


Copyright is central to what we do.  Copyright law balances the rights of creators and the rights of users. Libraries have a responsibility to ensure copyright is not infringed and an ethical duty to advance the values of access to information and freedom of expression.  LIANZA therefore provides copyright advice and resources to its members and also advocates on behalf of members on copyright issues.

In recognition of the importance of copyright, LIANZA has an active and engaged Standing Committee on Copyright to assist with advice and advocacy and to raise awareness of copyright and licensing issues.  The committee consists of four members, with additional members co-opted when necessary. 

The current Chair is Jennifer Campion, who can be contacted with any copyright queries.  You can reach her at

Review of the Copyright Act 1994 

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is reviewing New Zealand’s Copyright Act.

Read LIANZA's submission here.



COPYRIGHT ADVICE: This page provides helpful resources about copyright law and licensing in relation to libraries.

COPYRIGHT ADVOCACY: This page provides information and resources about the copyright advocacy campaigns LIANZA is involved with.



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